[Mamie Flagg?] to Katherine Fletcher, 1887 July 5
At last I have found a few moments to spend in writing to you.
After I left you I went to B and went to the dentists and sat with my mouth stretched from ear to ear for a couple of hours.
I found the Reindeer was over on an excursion, so was able to reach my sisters the same day.
Among the first I met as I went aboard the boat was a gentleman friend from Grand
Isle so I had a very pleasant ride home.
I intended to write to you the Sunday after I left you but Sat. night my sister and I watched with a sick friend and Sunday morning I went to call on a sick friend and went to church and there found two gentlemen friends from S. Hero who wished me to go home with, so I did so and my [chums] seeing me through the [window] stoped and made me go to afternoon meeting and Sunday evening of course I must go, so the day passed and I did not write and since, I have not had time. A company of us talked of going camping last week but it was given up as three couple were
going to Saratoga to the [Y.P.C.E.] Convention. They started this morning. My cousin Anna and I came over here with them We came over in a sail boat. The wind was blowing a perfect gale and I was so sick. As there were several in the boat a young gentleman and I were obliged to sit in the same place when sick and we just had to fly around First I was sick and he had to give me his seat then when I got better he had to have it then I was sick again, o dear it was awful. My cousin and I are now waiting at the dock for the wind to go down so that we can go back to the Island
and as we did not know how long we must wait I proposed that we spend our time writing.
I suppose you are teaching now I wish I were, but I suppose the Lord knows what is best for us all.
O Kate, how I wish you knew my youngFriends. they are just splendid seven of us staid at my Uncles last night and we had a very pleasant time.
Are you going to B. this week? How I wish I could meet you there But it is impossible for me to go this year.
My friend and I are talking of spending a week in Alburg soon.
Well I must close this as we are going soon
Write me soon and direct to South Hero Vt.